Breast augmentation or breast enlargement is the most commonly requested type of breast plastic surgery in the UK. In fact, it is the commonly requested type of plastic surgery full stop! Jonathan Staiano has performed countless breast augmentation procedures producing countless satisfied patients.
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Should I have ‘round’ or ‘teardrop’ implants?
The implants themselves are a very important part of the breast augmentation procedure. Round implants are dome-shaped, while anatomical implants are teardrop or pear-shaped (with a flat back).
Teardrop shaped implants have the advantage of giving a more natural contour to the breast particularly in patients with little breast tissue. However, they are more expensive and they have the potential to rotate, (which doesn’t happen with round implants).
For patients with some breast tissue to cover the implant, a round implant is better suited. Round implants come in different profiles or projections (meaning how large they are from a side on view) and this dictates how much fullness they give in the upper part of the breast. Some patients need to have fullness restored in the upper part of the breast if the breast volume has descended whereas others prefer more fullness to give a more pronounced cleavage.
What volume implant should I have?
Breast augmentation patients tend to compare their implants by the volume. Whilst volume is important, it is not the whole story.
The measurements of your breasts before the operation is the key deciding factor when it comes to choosing the right implants. Once your breasts have been measured, we can talk about the various shapes and sizes of implants based on how large they are from a sideways view – we call this the projection. Round and teardrop shaped implants come in different projections, so it is not just simply about choosing the volume. We have sizers in the clinic and examples of implants with different projections so we can make a plan together to achieve the result that you are hoping for. Everybody is different and the results are not only dependant on the implants that we choose, but also on your current breast shape and size. No two people are the same, which means that everyone gets a bespoke fitting for their implants with Jonathan Staiano and our job is to find the perfect implants for each patient.
What type of implants do you use?
As Jonathan Staiano is an independent plastic surgeon and he does not work for a company or clinic, he is able to offer the best implants for his breast augmentation patients and does not need to stay with a “preferred supplier”. He only uses the very best implants made by well respected, longstanding implant manufacturers. He uses Nagor, Allergan and Silimed implants. During your initial consultation you can look at samples of all of the implants that he uses and you can get an idea of the differences. Jonathan will assist with other implants on the market if you wish to do your own research. He will help you look at the differences in the price, the composition of the implants and the warranty. All of the implants come with at least a 10 year warranty and most have a lifetime warranty.
Jonathan has never used PIP implants.